Brand Name: Black Sampson, Black Susans, Brauneria Angustifolia, Brauneria Pallida, Brauneria spp., Echinacea Anustifolia, Echinacea Pallida, Echinacea Purpurea, Indian Head, Purple Cone Flower, Red Sunflower
Generic Name: Echinacea
Drug Class: Antimicrobials, Herbals
What Is Echinacea and How Does It Work?
Echinacea is an herbal supplements which can be used as treatment for the common cold, herpes simplex infection (topical), immunostimulant, psoriasis (topical), upper respiratory tract infections (viral), urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infection, skin wounds (topical), and for skin ulcers (topical). The efficiency of echinacea has not been demonstrated in symptom reduction and prophylaxis of cold, flu, or upper respiratory tract infection. Echinacea is available under the following different brand names: Black Sampson, Black Susans, Brauneria Angustifolia, Brauneria Pallida, Brauneria spp., Echinacea Anustifolia, Echinacea Pallida, Echinacea Purpurea, Indian Head, Purple Cone Flower, and Red Sunflower.
Dosages of Echinacea:
- 6-9 ml orally daily or
- 20 drops per minute orally every 2 hours for 24 hours then continue three times daily
Crude herb extract
- 2 tabs (6.78 mg) orally three times daily
Echinacea pallida root tincture
- 900 mg orally daily
Herbal compound tea
- 5-6 cups orally on day 1, then decrease by 1 cup/day over 5 days
- No more than 8 weeks of continuous use
- Apply to affected area
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
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